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“Glad I went” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Allegany Museum

Allegany Museum
3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, MD 51502
(301) 777-7200
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Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Cumberland
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Glad I went”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stopped here to learn a bit about Cumberland. It was small but very informative. It has a bit of everything for every age. I actually found a display that helped me understand the division of counties through the 1800's . Be sure to go into the grand ballroom! It was well laid out and the volunteer was very knowledgeable would answer questions even though it is a self guided museum. It was sad in some respects to travel through time and see the decline of a beautiful little city. There is no admission fee but there is a free will offering donation box. The museum is on the second floor of the building and has steps and an elevator for access.

Suggest you follow up with walking some of the city area and then driving through the old neighborhoods on the hill near the court house. Beautiful views and amazing architecture .

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Charming and well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We enjoyed the local history in a well-done format. Worth a stop, especially on a rainy day. Free will donation.

Visited April 2013
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Cumberland, Maryland
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42 attraction reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Inviting displays, history in every room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The museum is very tastefully done. The rooms beckon you to come in and browse. We have been several times. Some of the displays are the same and some are changed. We like it.

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, California
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

After touring the entire museum I was left with a sense of sadness for the people who saw the rise and fall of this lovely city. Seeing pictures of the city at its heights of prosperity had a very surreal impact. This museum says the story of all the people of Cumberland.

Visited November 2012
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Attractive displays of local history & businesses.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Although not what you would call 'extensive,' the museum's well thought out and very well executed displays about local industry and buisnesses was time well spent (approx. 1 hour) to learn a bit more about Cumberland's industries and buisnesses and character over the years. And the price was more than right! (No fee, just a donation box.)

Visited November 2012
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